Assembled: The Making Of The Falcon And The Winter Soldier Review: It’s Spectacular

It has been a week since we saw the finale episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. The show stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the lead roles. Just like WandaVision, Marvel released Assembled showing the making of the second MCU show from Phase 4. And believe me, it is as good as the series!

If you’ve been following MCU since the beginning, you know they leave no stone unturned to make their story, characters and movies stand out. For these web shows, too, they didn’t leave any chance to make them appear larger than life and phenomenal. In Assembled, we get to see all the efforts every crew members took to make the Disney+ Marvel series possible.

Director Kari Skogland, creator Malcolm Spellman, producers of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier come together and talk about making such a magnificent show, keeping MCU’s legacy and standards in mind. Assembled also features Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman, Daniel Brühl, Emily VanCamp, Florence Kasumba, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Clé Bennett.

The makers share how they kept in mind everything that happened in the previous Marvel films to write the series that features Sam and Bucky. They wanted the audience to know these two for who they are and not just as the side characters anymore. The idea of Sam showing hesitance to take up the shield came naturally as it resonates with America and the world’s reality.

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier director Kari Skogland
Kari Skogland, director of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Anthony and Sebastian talk about their love for their characters, each other and how grateful they are to Marvel for giving wonderful stories to their respective characters. In addition, Anthony sheds light on how the representation of a Black man’s dilemma was crucial. He also gets emotional as he mentioned the murder of George Floyd.

Kari and Malcolm share how much thought process was inculcated to add Zemo and Sharon Carter smoothly in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. For them adding John Walker as Captain America was easiest as it blended well with Sam’s tension too. They talk at length about Karli Morgenthau and the idea behind casting a younger actor to play such a crucial character.

Amid the shooting last year, the world was hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. The crew talks about the challenges they faced and how surreal the consequences felt when they resumed the shoot. Seeing how much efforts everyone has put into the story, writing interesting characters, costumes, VFX, editing, stunts and dialogues, you feel a great sense of respect. It is indeed a tough job to pull off such a fantastic show.

Still from Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
A still from Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Is it worth it?

Overall, Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is a must-watch. It helps understand the efforts, hard work, challenges and brings you close to the creative minds that created the MCU series. It is worth your every minute.

Assembled: The Making Of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

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Assembled: The Making of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is a must-watch. It helps understand the efforts, hard work, challenges and brings you close to the creative minds that created the MCU series.
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